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In Today’s Issue

  • Goergen Award Recipients Exhibit Passion for Learning
  • Katrina Korfmacher Recognized by Breast Cancer Coalition
  • AlertUR Test Set for Oct. 18
  • Physics Chair Applauds Nobel Prize winners
  • Nominations Sought for Presidential Diversity Award
  • Symposium Highlights Multidisciplinary Research
  • Medical Center Debuts New ‘Systems Status’ Tool
  • Plutzik Reading Series Features Jaimy Gordon
  • Simon School Information Reception
  • Career Center Hosts Career and Internship Day
  • Go Green: O’Brien Hall’s Environmental Design
  • Breast Health Day Open to Community
  • Conference Provides Asthma and Allergy Update

News and Announcements

Goergen Award Recipients Exhibit Passion for Learning
Chosen for their passion for learning and their ability to inspire the same enthusiasm in students, Mark Bocko, Alison Frontier, and Richard Kaeuper, are this year’s recipients of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Read more...

Katrina Korfmacher Recognized by Breast Cancer Coalition
Katrina Korfmacher, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine, received the 2012 Harriet Susskind-Rosenblum “Advocate’s Spirit Award” at the Breast Cancer Coalition’s 11th annual ARTrageous Affair Breast Cancer Gala on Oct. 6. Read more...

AlertUR Test Set for Oct. 18
The fall semester test of AlertUR, the University’s emergency notification system, will occur Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Before the test, you are urged to review your contact information at Sign in with your NetID and password to verify the fastest method for reaching you. The test will not disrupt scheduled activities on campus. The purpose of the twice-a-year test is to activate the check that the system is working effectively. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent by voice, text, or email message.

Physics Chair Applauds Nobel Prize winners
The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche and David Wineland for their work in the field of quantum optics. Nicholas Bigelow, the Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics and professor of optics and a leading expert in the same field as the Nobel Prize winners, says, “Some of the central ideas of quantum physics are puzzling and even disturbing. Through a series of beautiful experiments, Wineland and Haroche (and others) have shown that these startling aspects of quantum physics are not limitations but resources.” Read more...

Nominations Sought for Presidential Diversity Award
Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Presidential Diversity Awards. The awards recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or teams who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

Symposium Highlights Multidisciplinary Research
Recipients of the 2011 Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards will present their latest research on topics such as social media in political campaigns, mobile phone–based asthma management for adolescents, new ways to diagnose traumatic brain injury, novel strategies in antimalarial drugs, and the perception of music and language. The annual symposium will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Room 209 of the Computer Studies Building. A reception to honor the recipients of the 2012 awards as well as the 2011 presenters will follow in the Carlson Library bay window area. Read more...

Medical Center Debuts New ‘Systems Status’ Tool
Ever experience a computing snag, and wonder if it’s just your machine or a systemwide problem? On the newly developed URMC Systems Status website you can access timely updates on the top technology systems used at the Medical Center, ranging from email to eRecord. Read more…

Plutzik Reading Series Features Jaimy Gordon
Jaimy Gordon, author of six books, including the National Book Award–winning novel Lord of Misrule, will speak as part of the Plutzik Reading Series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Simon School Information Reception
Learn about the Executive MBA, part-time accelerated PMBA, flexible MBA, and specialized MS degree program options at the Simon School’s spring information reception at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Faculty, staff, alumni, and current students will share their perspectives on the options available for working professionals interested in developing their graduate business credentials. Attendees are welcome to visit a class session following the program overview and Q&A. Register here or visit the Simon School website for more information.

Career Center Hosts Career and Internship Day
The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center hosts its fall Career and Internship Day today from 1 to 4 p.m. in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Representatives from more than 60 companies in a variety of career fields will be present to meet with students. Counselors and staff will be on hand to help students navigate the fair and learn more about what the career center has to offer. New this year, students may stop by the LinkedIn Photo Booth to obtain a professional-style photo for their accounts. Read more...

Go Green: O’Brien Hall’s Environmental Design

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O’Brien Hall, the first residence hall built on the River Campus since 1968, is the latest project to join the University’s collection of LEED buildings—those that are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. Read more...

Breast Health Day Open to Community
The Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Wilmot Cancer Center will be holding its sixth annual Breast Health Day, a free educational event for the community, Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Read more...

Conference Provides Asthma and Allergy Update
The 17th annual Asthma and Allergy Update 2012 on Thursday, Nov. 1, is designed to provide health care professionals with a thorough, practical and readily applied diagnosis and treatment update on asthma and allergy disorders. Sponsored by the Center for Experiential Learning. Click here to learn more or to register.

Oct. 10, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers/Wind, High 54°
Partly Cloudy, High 56°

Today’s Event Highlight
Workshop: The Art of Storytelling with Mario Pirovano
Noon to 3 p.m., Drama House, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Sept. 28)
Moving Technology from Campus to the Marketplace
Transferring technology from where it is conceived in academia to where it can change lives in everyday use is a challenge. ICardiac Technologies Inc. is up for it. Spun off from the University’s Heart Research Follow-Up Program in 2006, iCardiac leapt over early hurdles with relative ease.

Huffington Post (Oct. 8)
It’s Not a Debate, It’s a Choice
Stephanie Li, associate professor of English, offers an analysis of last week’s debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

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